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Meet Us Monday: Paige Doster-Grimes, Development Coordinator

Name and Title: Paige Doster-Grimes, Development Coordinator Home town: Goffstown, New Hampshire Current town: Raleigh, North Carolina When did you start working at Habitat Wake? October 2016 What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? I love attending home dedications and seeing the joy on our homeowners’ faces as they realize their dream of affordable homeownership. It is so…

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Children decorate baffles as part of Habitat Wake’s annual Interfaith Build

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s annual Interfaith Build offers a new twist this year: The Children’s Baffle Project, hosted by Unity of the Triangle. The children’s work day was held on Sunday afternoon, May 21, at Unity of the Triangle. Children as young as six years old decorated pre-cut cardboard baffles, pieces of cardboard that are placed on top…

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Meet Us Monday: Eddie Yanez, Director of Human Resources

Name and Title: Edmundo “Eddie” Yanez, Director of Human Resources Home town: High Point, NC Current town: Wake Forest, NC When did you start working at Habitat Wake?: August 10, 2015 What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat?: Being able to live out my faith at work. What does your typical work day look like?: My typical day…

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Habitat’s Building Together campaign kicks off in Wake County

On March 24, the construction phase of the Building Together campaign kicked off in Wake County as volunteers from Wake County Public School System and the community built and raised the walls for Roxanne’s new home. Roxanne and her family are one of 28,000 in Wake County that need a safe, affordable home. Roxanne is a bus driver with Wake…

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Three couples share their Habitat for Humanity love story

Each year, more than 13,000 individuals volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to give back to the community and make a difference. Some of these volunteers walk away with much more than they gave — like a new sweetheart. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, three couples who met at Habitat for Humanity share their love story.…

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Area churches honor MLK legacy by partnering with Habitat Wake

Churches across Wake County honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with special worship services and build days with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County on the weekend of January 13. “The concept of the ‘beloved community’ was a key part of Dr. King’s teaching,” explains Rick Beech, Vice President of Faith Relations for Habitat Wake. “His vision was…

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Habitat Wake & NC State focus on finishing 11 Build-A-Block townhomes

Thanks to 2,000 volunteers investing more than 10,000 hours on the construction site, the Build-A-Block project to construct 11 Habitat Wake townhomes on Kirk Avenue is nearly halfway through construction. Build-A-Block is a collaboration of Habitat Wake and NC State to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with the local community. The construction cost for all 11 Build-A-Block townhomes totals…

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Habitat Wake is committed to green building

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is continuously seeking to be a good steward of its entrusted resources. Among Wake County businesses and other Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide, Habitat Wake’s construction team is a longtime leader in sustainable building. Additionally, the five Habitat Wake ReStores help divert waste from landfills and have implemented large-scale recycling programs into their best…

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Habitat Wake ReStore Joins “Furniture Row”

The finishing touches are complete to the retail showroom and donation facility for the newest ReStore operated by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. The new Glenwood Avenue location in west Raleigh opened in December, making it the sixth ReStore location in Wake County, joining locations in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, and Wake Forest. The first ReStore, currently located at…

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Home for the Holidays — Built and Funded Primarily by Women

RALEIGH, NC (Dec. 1, 2016) –Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will dedicate the homes of Omega Smith and Ronea Hopkins on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. at 949 Skinner Drive in Raleigh. The event is open to the public. The Smith home is Habitat Wake’s 2016 Home for the Holidays, and is one of 60 homes Habitat Wake…

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